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Martial Arts Schools
Choosing a martial art school is one of the most important factors to consider when starting out. You may not realise it but there are over 150 different types of martial arts styles/disciplines being practised around the world. In this blog, we are going to take a look at the various styles and discuss their benefits, their influence on culture, religion, spirituality and health.
Choosing a Style and School
Depending on where you live, martial arts schools offer styles to suit just about everyone, taking into account body type, age, and spiritual development. If you are looking for something full contact, then MMA or Muay Thai would be a good place to start. However, if you are focused more on self-defence then Tae Kwon do or Tai Chi would be more appropriate.
Popular Martial Arts Styles
With regard to mainstream martial arts, there are plenty to choose from and it will not be difficult finding a school in your area and a time to train. Some of the most popular choices include Karate, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, and Hapkido. There is also Kickboxing, Capoeira, wrestling and Sumo to consider if you have the inclination.
Some martial arts styles have been developed over thousands of years while others are relatively new-age. Each has their own unique bond to the body and the soul that will bring about strength of body and mind. Here you can find out all about the benefits of each style, what you can expect in training and why you should be investing your time and energy in martial arts in the first place.
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